Vol. Ill, No. 27
State Teachers College, Fitchburg
Friday, May 13, 1938
ALUMNI RETURN TO COLLEGE
BY FROST'S READINGS
Robert Frost, dean of Ameri-
can poets and distinguished
guest of the College, completely
captivated the capacity audience
when he read his poems Monday
night, May 9, in the College audi-
torium. Mr. Frost's personality,
together with his shrewd com-
ments on poets, teaching, and
politicians, immediately made
him extremely popular, and as
he read the poems that had made
him world famous, the apprecia-
tive audience cheered and ac-
claimed their approval of the ven-
"Death of the Hired Man, "Bir-
ches", "The Mountain", "The Pas-
ture Spring", "Blueberries", and
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EDGERLY SIXTH GRADES
VISIT GOV. HURLEY
On Tuesday, April 26, the sixth
grades of Edgerly School visited
Governor Hurley at the State
House in Boston.
The history of this interesting
and educational trip can be traced
back to September of last year.
It was then that the children de-
cided that they should raise some
money for a class fund to be used
later in some group enterprise
which should be instructive and
at the same time enjoyable. The
children did raise a considerable
sum of money in a unique way.
They brought in old magazines
and newspapers from home, and
when they had amassed a large
amount they sold them to a local
dealer. Now that the children
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SATURDAY TO BE A DAY
FOR RENEWING OLD
PROGRAM TO INCLUDE
BANQUET AND DANCE
FIRST MALE GRADUATE
TO SPEAK AT BANQUET
Two hundred and fifty alumni
have signified their intentions of
attending the annual Alumni Re-
union to be held at the Fitchburg
Teachers College, tomorrow, May
Present as well as former fac-
ulty members have been invited
and it is expected that everyone
will be present at this year's re-
union. The oldest member of the
faculty who will return is Mr.
Preston Smith, who retired last
year as head of the science de-
The Classes of 1898, 1903, 1908,
1913, 1918, 1923, 1928, and 1933
are celebrating special anniver-
saries. A large attendance is in-
evitable according to latest re-
ports from the invitation com-
mittees from each class, which
have been working with the ex-
ecutive committee on arrange-
The program this year prom-
ises to be most interesting. The
Class of 1913 promises to keep
things alive with its original of-
ferings for which it was noted in
its college days. A song festival
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RESULTS OF ELECTION
ELLEN DORMIN, PRES.
W. DONOVAN, VICE PRES.
RUTH LAGSDTN, SEC.
AUBREY HASTINGS, TREAS.
O'SHEASY. MURPHY HEAD
OF MOHAWKS NEXT YEAR
The Mohawk Club held a spe-
cial meeting Tuesday, May 10, at
7:30 p.m. The meeting was for
the purpose of holding election
and was held at Coggshall Park.
Refreshments followed the meet-
The following officers were
elected for next year:
President, Edward O'Sheasy;
Vice-President, Leonard Murphy;
Secretary, Walter Harrod; Treas-
urer, Henry Koskciusko; Alumni
Secretary, William Donovan.
THE WEEK S SCHEDULE
FOR THE WEEK OF
May 16th to 21st
3:00— Baseball Practice
12:40 — Intramural Board Meeting
2:30 — Julia Caesar Production
4:00— Girls' Softball
2:30 — Tennis — New Britian vs.
F. T. C. Here
3:00— Baseball— A. I. C. vs.
F. T. C. Here
2:30 — Shakespearean Play
3:00— Baseball— Lowell Textile
vs. F. T. C. Here
6:00— W. A. A. Banquet
2:30— Tennis— Boston College
vs. F. T. C. Here
2:30— Tennis— Salem T. C. vs.
F. T. C. Away
Friday, May 13, 1938
Editor-in-Chief Andrew Owens
Friday, May 13, 1938
This year's council election
more than any previous election
is important from the point of
view of the welfare of the stu-
dent body. For this the reason is
twofold: First, the revolutionary
change in our government sys-
tem will tax to the limit the in-
genuity and the strength of the
officers. And our judgment of the
new system, its power's or
weakness for all time, perhaps
its continuance or failure, will
be dependent on how well it
functions during its first year.
We have an obligation to our-
selves and to those who will
come after us to think carefully
before we mark our ballots, to
consider which candidates are
suited for the almost super-
human challenges of officership
during the coming year. We must
seek ability for adaption which
will enable the change to be
made easily and smoothly, to
avoid loss of the good of our
present systems we must look
for someone who has a complete
understanding of all student
Our literature teacher, who,
among other things is solicitous
about our reading speed, called
recently to our attention that
there are "a dozen students in
every class who lumber clumsily
over printed pages like a Model
T Ford with magneto lights on
a country road in the dead of a
moonless night." We thought the
comment picturesque and prob-
ably quite true. Your cruising
speed in English is, after all,
well worth thinking about, and
attempting to develop. Especially
when you consider that modern
novelists appear to have the no-
tion that a success under a thou-
sand pages is an impossibility.
One of our favorite exercises,
which you might try, is to read
the first and last pages of a book
then, to some patient friend, try
to brief the book orally while
flipping through the leaves. It's
a fine way to shake the cobwebs
out of the imagination also.
To those of us who live such
a conveniently short distance
from Boston, we should like to
make a recommendation. Visit
this truly beautiful old city as
much as you can. We invaded the
Public Garden there a few days
ago, and found as we always do,
a source of inspiration. It was a
rainy day and the skies were dull
lead color but there was a happy
note reawakening in the blossom
on the tulip trees, the slippery
new-born grass, and the pleasant
whirr of pigeon's wings throng
the air. Workers were setting
out flowers, and trimming the
walks, and a wagon-load of
benches rattled slowly by. To us
who've spent some of the hap-
piest years of our life in Boston
we cannot commend her too high-
ly. To us she's always seemed
somewhat of a fine old lady:
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had the money, naturally they
wanted to utilize its benefits as
soon as possible so Constance
Woodward, one of Miss Wingate's
pupils, wrote a letter to Gov-
ernor Hurley expressing their
desire to meet such an important
executive. Imagine the thrill and
anticipation which the children
experienced when the Governor,
in a telegram, said that he would
be indeed pleased to meet child-
ren of citizens of our States.
The great day arrived, and the
children, garbed in their Sunday
best, were at the school long be-
fore the time arrived to leave.
Finally the hands of the clock
did reach 8: 00 A.M. and the child-
ren, Miss Wingate, Miss Dormin,
Mr. Ciavola, and Mr. Gearn took
their places in the bus and the
trip was on. Soon the great city
of Boston was reached and after
a visit to the Museum of Fine
Arts, the children were received
by the Governor at high noon.
Our leading state official shook
the hand of everyone and — well,
let's let the children tell you
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
The first thing the sixth grade
visited was The Museum of Fine
Arts. We went into three rooms.
One was the Egyptian room,
another the Roman room, and last
the Greek room. In the Egyptian
room we saw three Egyptian
tian mummies. The mummies are
bound and put in boxes and then
put into tombs. We also saw vari-
ous kinds of Egyptian Art.
The Roman room was very in-
teresting. We saw many pictures
of Romans. There was an un-
known statue which some people
call Julius Caesar. We don't know
who he really is. He was wonder-
fully carved. We saw a chariot
and bed of a Roman queen. The
sest and bed was trimmed with
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Friday, May 13, 1938
W. A. A.
Bridgewater Defeated 5 — 4
This match was filled with ex-
citement from start to finish.
Play was started at 3:30 and it
was 8:30 before the final point
had been scored. The teams went
into the doubles tied in games
3 to 3. Braconier and Pearson
won their match giving Fitch-
burg the lead. Then Guilfoil and
Captain Pettee lost their match
tying the score once again. In the
shadows of nightfall Creamer
and Coach O'Sheasy came through
in championship style for Fitch-
burg when they clinched the
match with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 victory.
C. Show (B) won from R. Cream-
er (F) 9-7, 6-4.
O'Sheasy (F) won from E. Ska-
hill (B) 6-4, 8-6.
J. Tobin (B) won from J. Guil-
foil (F) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.
J. Murphy (B) won from T.Pet-
tee (F) 6-0, 6-2.
A. Braconier (F) won from B.
McGee (B) 5-7, 6-2, 8-6.
R. Pearson (F) won from E. Sev-
asac (B) 6-0, 6-2.
R. Creamer and O'Sheasy (F)
won from C. Show and B. Mc-
Gee (B) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.
Skahill and Warner (B) defeated
Pettee and Guifoyle (F) 6-2,
Braconier and Pearson defeated
Cloutier and Savage (B) 6-3,6—0.
R. I. S. E. loses 6—1
The varsity tennis team took
its second victory Wednesday af-
ternoon when it defeated the
Rhode Island School of Education
6 to 1.
All of the matches were hard
fought but at no time in the
games was the Fitchburg team
O'Sheasy, Braconier, and Pear-
son played good games against
their opponents and the latter
two combined to take the R. I. S.
E. No. 1 double team.
O'Sheasy (F.) defeated Constock
(R.) 6-3, 6-3.
Braconier (F.) defeated King
(R.) 6-4, 6-0.
Byron (R.) defeated Godek (F.)
Pearson (F.) defeated Hitlerick
(R.) 6-2, 6-4.
Guilfoile (F.) defeated Kitchen
(R.) 6-4, 6-1.
Braconier and Pearson (F.) de-
feated King and Hitlerick (R.)
O'Sheasy and Pettee (F.) defeat-
ed Constock and Byron (R.)
his outstanding fielding. He
played an exceptionally good
game against the Keene Teachers
when he robbed them of two
sure hits by making two spec-
The team's next game is tomor-
row afternoon when they jour-
ney to New Britain Connecticut
to play the New Britain Teachers.
The team can't be judged to rash-
ly on their previous games and
if the breaks are with them they
are bound to break away from
their losing streak.
A.I. C— 5 F.T.C.— 4
On Friday, May 6th, during
vacation week, Fitchburg's ten-
nis team started their season
when they journeyed to Spring-
field where they were defeated
by American International Col-
lege by the score of 4 to 5 in a
very and exciting close match.
Fitchburg's baseball team is
showing much improvement this
season over last year. Although
up to date they haven't won a
game, their fielding and batting
has been improving rapidly.
As yet the team is lacking a
player with a strong arm. Bres-
nahan showed good form against
the heavy artillery from Keene
Normal and he broke some sort
of record when he lasted the full
The only change in the team's
lineup is first base which is now
being held down by Coach Jef-
Stan English the team's Center
Fielder, deserves much credit on
An Athletic Association Ban-
quet superior to any planned
here-to-fore will be attended by
the majority of the women stu-
dents next Thursday evening,
May 19, at the Hotel Raymond.
The biggest featui e of this an-
nual get-together is the presenta-
tion of the awards, when there
will be more blazers, pins, and
monograms given this year than
have been received before.
Miss Josephine A. Cogan, a
teacher at the Horace Mam
School of Boston, and also at Sar-
gent College, is to be the guest
sneaker, with the subject
"Rhythm". Miss Cogan is well
known in athletic circles having
done considerable work in Rec-
reation, and on the Boston Board
of Basketball Officials for several
The following attractive and
appetizing menu has been Dlan-
ned by Mary Hanifan: Fresn
Fruit Orange Basket. Roast Na-
tive Chicken, Golden Brown Po-
| tatoes. Fancy Green Peas, Fresh
Vegetable Salad. Strawberry
| Shortcake, and Coffee.
The entertainment, which has
, b^°n Termed by Lois White, is
varied md original, sunDlement-
ed by the usual group singing.
Friday, May 13, 1938
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will feature its entertainment.
One hundred members of this
class are expected.
The Class of 1928 which antici-
pates a large attendance was the
first to be graduated under Pres-
ident Herlihy and Dean Bradt.
Thomas Carrigan, president of
this class, will give a brief ac-
count of the graduates of 1928.
During the banquet "The Parade
of 1928" will come. During dance
intermission "Good Medicine"
will be given by this ten-year-old
The following executive com-
mittee has been working in con-
junction with the class officers
and class invitations committees ]
to guarantee the success of this
year's get-together: President,
Mrs. Herbert E. Cooke (Gertrude
Rich), Vice-Presidents— M i s s
Grace Wray, Miss Mary B. Mul-
len, and Mr. Charles A. Andrews,
and Secretary-Treasurer— Miss
Maud A. Goodfellow.
The Classes of 1897 an 1898
will be well represented at the
Alumni Reunion, tomorrow.
Eight members of the Class of
1897 and nine members of the
Class of 1898 will be present.
Considering the apparently small
size of these classes and the time
that has elapsed since their grad-
uation, the attendance proves to
be a large one.
2:30-4:15 P. M. Reunions of
classes celebrating special
anniversaries. Roll calls, rem-
4:15 -5:15 P. M. Promptly at
4:15 there will be an infor-
mal gathering in the library
to meet former and present
faculty members. Graduates
of all classes are urged to be
present at this meeting.
6:15 P.M. Banquet in Palmer
Hall and Gymnasium. Sing-
ing and Speaking at the
8:30- 11:30 P.M. Dance in li-
brary, including old fash-
ioned and modern dancing.
(Virginia Reel, Tucker, Lib-
erty Waltz, Blue Danube
Waltz). At intermission,
10.00 P.M., "Good Medicine"
will be given by the Class of
Mr. Frank Andrews, the first
man to be graduated from the
Fitchburg Teachers College, will
be one of the principal speakers
at the banquet to be held in con-
junction with the Alumni Re-
He is a member of the Class of
1898 and is now principal of a
large school in Worcester.
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other poems with Mr. Frost's ex-
planations made a delightful pro-
gram. A keen sense of humor
and an attractive philosophy
aided in making the guest a fa-
vorite, and the' audience de-
manded that he respond to three
Bernard Roth, representing
the Gavaleers and Mohawks who
soonsored the program, welcomed
the visitors who came from
eighteen towns and schools and
then introduced the three time
Pulitzer Prize winner. After the
lecture, Mr. Frost autographed
many volumes of his poems, and
met a few friends. From the
Teachers College, Mr. Frost went
to Phillip's Academy at Andover.
The men's organizations are
receiving, congratulations on all
hands on their presenting Mr.
Frost and also on having the larg-
est audience for any production
given in recent years.
The college students have
been fortunate in being able to
| hear in the last year the three
gre^t American ooets; Frost
Sandburg, and Coffin.
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Edgerly School Trip
gold. In the Greek room we saw
many Greek vases and jewels.
There were many Greek statues
also. We saw an ivory snake god-
dess which was supposed to be
broken into hundreds of pieces
and put back together again. It
was very beautiful.
Lunch and a Visit to
the State House
We enjoyed a very appetizing
lunch at Gilchrist's and had fine
service. We could have our choice
of roast beef or cream chicken
with milk, jello, or cake. We fin-
ished lunch about five minutes
past twelve. We then were very
excited for we had an appoint-
ment with the Governor of Mass-
achusetts. We felt highly honored
and greatly privileged to meet
such a busy and important man.
As we walked up the State
House steps we saw statues of
Horace Mann and General Hook-
er. As we passed by the rooms
we saw many interesting paint-
ings and the flags with blood-
stains that were carried through
our past wars.
We then went up the stairs to
the second floor where we were
to meet the Governor. As we
walked into the reception hall
we saw pictures of former gov-
ernors. We then went into the
i governor's private office where he
j spoke to all and gave us a pam-
jphlet containing the History of
the State House, the Governors,
and things of interest.
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